European Industrial Revolution

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The European Industrial Revolution was a time of drastic change. In England it became a transformation from hand tools and hand made items to machined and mass-produced goods. The growth of factories replaced the cottage industries and spawned the development of cities. Growing cities and factories led to changes in transportation, labor, and working conditions. These changes generally helped workers lives, even though initially there were more negatives than positives. Before the Industrial Revolution England's …

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…the Factory Act (1833) were passed to improve working conditions. The Industrial Revolution changed Europe forever and it's social and economic changes helped guide other countries through their growth and industrialization processes. Bibliography Cross, Gary. Szostak, Rick. Technology and American Society. New Jersey: Prentice and Hall Inc. 1995 Willner, Mark. Martin, Mary. Weiner, Jerry. More, David. Hero,George. Lets Review: Global Studies. Barron's Educational Series Inc. 1994 Greenberg, Marc. Lectures at The College of Aeronautics. Windsor Locks, Ct. 1999